Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects

Author: Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335263769

Category:

Page: 200

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This handy textbook offers a one-stop compendium on teaching the extensive range of primary foundation subjects. It takes an innovative 'three lens' approach which considers the Identity and Pedagogy of each of the foundation subjects, as well as presenting a Toolkit of teaching activities. This useful framework helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of the foundation subjects, as well as how to plan, assess and teach these diverse subjects. The book also helps you understand the value that the foundation subjects bring and enables you to reflect on why and how to teach them in a creative, imaginative and inspirational way. In particular the book offers: A clear structure that is easy to follow A concise overview of the curriculum requirements for each subject Great teaching ideas for each subject to try out in the classroom Links to academic research and practical experiences from the classroom With its rich range of creative and practical teaching activities, and underpinned by the pedagogy and identity of each discipline, this is essential reading for beginning and early career teachers. Maggie Webster is Senior Lecturer and RE Subject Leader at Edge Hill University, UK. Sarah Misra is Senior Lecturer and PGCE Programme Leader at Staffordshire University, UK. An essential companion for both new and experienced educators of the Primary Curriculum. Webster and Misra draw on the pertinent knowledge and experience of subject specialists to deliver a modern, articulate and knowledgeable overview of how to effectively deliver the Foundation Subjects. Their passion for the Foundation Subjects is evident through their in-depth analysis of the value they have to the holistic development of children. Through a comprehensive examination of subject identity, effective pedagogy and creative teaching strategies, Webster and Misra provide the tools to be a pro-active, reflective and versatile leader in the Foundation Subjects. The knowledge and experience of the authors and contributors is evident in the books ability to convey theory and pedagogy using coherent and accessible language which makes it both informative and practical. This book adopts a unique and fresh approach which seamlessly combines theory and experience to deliver information that is enlightening, inspiring and truly useful. Nick Murphy, Edge Hill University, Trainee teacher and Teaching Assistant This book fills a void in the world of ITE. The links between theory and practice can be difficult to comprehend for those making their first steps into the profession. With the three lens approach exploring the unique nature of each discipline synthesised with pedagogical aspects and creative ideas, this book provides fabulous support for trainee teachers to clearly make those links. I feel that 'Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects' will be an invaluable text for ITE providers to share with their students to support and guide them not only through their placements but through their academic work too. Emma McVittie, Senior Lecturer Primary and Secondary RE, York St John University
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Primary Curriculum - Teaching the Foundation Subjects

Author: Rosemary Boys,Elaine Spink

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441115269

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 6446

To be published alongside Primary Curriculum - Teaching the Core Subjects, this textbook focuses on how to teach the following foundation curriculum areas effectively to 5 to 11 year olds.: History Design and Technology Art Music Religious Education Modern Foreign Languages Physical Education Each subject is treated in the same way to give the reader 1) The principles and practice, underlying how to teach the subject area, including how to plan, teach, assess and evaluate, with 'top tips' from teachers, head teachers and inspectors; 2) Information beyond the curriculum, including cross-curricular links and out-of-school learning. This book will provide training and newly qualified teachers with a one-stop resource for developing their skills in teaching the core areas of the National Curriculum. The chapters adhere to the QTS Standards and to a uniform structure - non-sequential reading is possible (in fact encouraged!). Further, the chapters are user-friendly with full textbook features including boxed case studies, examples of good practice, and a spacious text design. Contributors include Gee Macrory, Principle Lecturer in English and MFL, Paul Bowen, Senior Lecturer in History, Elaine MacCreery, Senior Lecturer in RE, Ivy Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Art and Design, Alison Heap, Senior Lecturer in PE, and Su Sayers, Senior Lecturer in Design Technology - all at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. And Mike Costelli, Roehampton University; Dave Coulbeck, Head Teacher since 1981; and Kate Buchanan, Director of Supporting Professional Studies, Royal Northern College of Music
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Primary ICT and the foundation subjects

Author: John Williams,Nick Easingwood

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 184

View: 5982

This textbook advises on how to use ICT in the teaching of the primary foundations subjects: History, Geography, Design &Technology, Art, Music, Modern Foreign Languages and Physical Education.A subject-coverage very rarely seen in all other books on
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Subject Teaching in Primary Education

Author: Patrick Smith,Lyn Dawes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473904218

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 9037

'An essential read for trainee and newly qualified teachers covering all key areas of the primary curriculum. There is a real sense of experienced and enthusiastic practitioners writing about "what makes good" and why, with lots of clear practical examples of how to put ideas into practice.' - Jackie Keith, Deputy Head and Programme Leader for School Direct, London East Teacher Training Alliance To be a successful teacher in primary schools you need to have an informed understanding of a wide range of subjects. This book provides clear guidance of good practice teaching different subjects in primary education, informed by current curriculum directions, and full of practical advice for the classroom. Key features: Clear links to the 2014 National Curriculum in England 'In the classroom' examples from schools demonstrate intelligent and engaging ways to teach different subjects Reflective questions challenge you to critically engage with what you have read and apply it to your own teaching This is essential reading for students on primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct) and employment-based routes into teaching.
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The Primary Curriculum

A Creative Approach

Author: Patricia Driscoll,Andrew Lambirth,Judith Roden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446259935

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 3668

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! Providing an overview of the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to teach the primary curriculum, this book offers an informed critical approach to the teaching of core and foundation subjects in primary education. Underpinned by contemporary research and current policy The Primary Curriculum combines coverage of key subject-specific issues with relevant pedagogical approaches to teaching, offering a comprehensive overview of each major subject of primary education. Particular emphasis is placed on cross-curricular and creative approaches to teaching intelligently across different subject areas within the current curriculum framework. Curriculum progression from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2 is also emphasised. The Primary Curriculum is an essential companion for all students on primary initial teacher education courses. Patricia Driscoll and Judith Roden are established primary education authors and teach on initial teacher education courses at Canterbury Christ Church University. Andrew Lambirth is Professor of Education at University of Greenwich.
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Preparing Teachers:

Building Evidence for Sound Policy

Author: Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309128056

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet, teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system. Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs. Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now.
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Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards:

A Guide for Teaching and Learning

Author: Committee on the Development of an Addendum to the National Science Education Standards on Scientific Inquiry,National Research Council,Board on Science Education,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309064767

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 8853

Humans, especially children, are naturally curious. Yet, people often balk at the thought of learning science--the "eyes glazed over" syndrome. Teachers may find teaching science a major challenge in an era when science ranges from the hardly imaginable quark to the distant, blazing quasar. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards is the book that educators have been waiting for--a practical guide to teaching inquiry and teaching through inquiry, as recommended by the National Science Education Standards. This will be an important resource for educators who must help school boards, parents, and teachers understand "why we can't teach the way we used to." "Inquiry" refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and in which students grasp science knowledge and the methods by which that knowledge is produced. This book explains and illustrates how inquiry helps students learn science content, master how to do science, and understand the nature of science. This book explores the dimensions of teaching and learning science as inquiry for K-12 students across a range of science topics. Detailed examples help clarify when teachers should use the inquiry-based approach and how much structure, guidance, and coaching they should provide. The book dispels myths that may have discouraged educators from the inquiry-based approach and illuminates the subtle interplay between concepts, processes, and science as it is experienced in the classroom. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards shows how to bring the standards to life, with features such as classroom vignettes exploring different kinds of inquiries for elementary, middle, and high school and Frequently Asked Questions for teachers, responding to common concerns such as obtaining teaching supplies. Turning to assessment, the committee discusses why assessment is important, looks at existing schemes and formats, and addresses how to involve students in assessing their own learning achievements. In addition, this book discusses administrative assistance, communication with parents, appropriate teacher evaluation, and other avenues to promoting and supporting this new teaching paradigm.
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How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
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Wonder

Author: R. J. Palacio

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 037589988X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4253

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder
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How Students Learn

Mathematics in the Classroom

Author: Committee on How People Learn: A Targeted Report for Teachers,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309548020

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 377

How Students Learn: Mathematics in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the best-selling How People Learn. Now these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness. This book shows how to overcome the difficulties in teaching math to generate real insight and reasoning in math students. It also features illustrated suggestions for classroom activities.
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Building the Foundation: Whole Numbers in the Primary Grades

The 23rd ICMI Study

Author: Maria G. Bartolini Bussi,Xu Hua Sun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319635557

Category: Education

Page: 536

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This twenty-third ICMI Study addresses for the first time mathematics teaching and learning in the primary school (and pre-school) setting, while also taking international perspectives, socio-cultural diversity and institutional constraints into account. One of the main challenges of designing the first ICMI primary school study of this kind is the complex nature of mathematics at the early level. Accordingly, a focus area that is central to the discussion was chosen, together with a number of related questions. The broad area of Whole Number Arithmetic (WNA), including operations and relations and arithmetic word problems, forms the core content of all primary mathematics curricula. The study of this core content area is often regarded as foundational for later mathematics learning. However, the principles and main goals of instruction on the foundational concepts and skills in WNA are far from universally agreed upon, and practice varies substantially from country to country. As such, this study presents a meta-level analysis and synthesis of what is currently known about WNA, providing a useful base from which to gauge gaps and shortcomings, as well as an opportunity to learn from the practices of different countries and contexts.
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Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

Author: Jeff C. Marshall

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 141661608X

Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 5064

This book shows K 12 STEM teachers how to maximize their effectiveness with students by shifting to an inquiry-based instructional approach and creating a rigorous, engaging learning environment.
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Activities for Using the Internet in Primary Schools

Author: Eta De Cicco,Mike Farmer,Claire Hargrave

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0749429895

Category: Computers

Page: 181

View: 2383

This text guides primary staff to Internet sites of value to the national curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2 offering appropriate ways of using ICT in the classroom. It contains practical activities, information and advice on developing and supporting class activities.
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Primary Science: Knowledge and Understanding

Author: Graham Peacock,John Sharp,Rob Johnsey,Debbie Wright,Keira Sewell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526422735

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 2760

Develops secure subject knowledge for primary science with the ability to test understanding through the new online resources.
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Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice

Author: John Sharp,Graham Peacock,Rob Johnsey,Shirley Simon,Robin Smith,Alan Cross,Diane Harris

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526422743

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 1242

Now with online resources to support teaching practice! An extensive knowledge of the primary science curriculum is not enough for trainee teachers, they need to know how to teach science in the primary classroom. This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary science that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching. It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring and assessment and relates these specifically to primary science, with new material on assessment without levels. New coverage on being a scientist is included to help readers understand how science teaching goes far beyond the curriculum, whilst practical guidance and features support trainees to translate their learning to the classroom. And to support students even further with the very latest strategies in classroom practice, this 8th edition now includes the following online resources on the brand new companion website: practical lesson ideas for the classroom The Primary National Curriculum for science in Key Stages one and two tips for planning primary science useful weblinks for primary science teaching Using this new edition with the supporting online material makes it an essential guide to effective and creative science teaching.
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The Courage to Teach

Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life

Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119414113

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Wisdom that's been inspiring, motivating, and guiding teachers for two decades The Courage to Teach speaks to the joys and pains that teachers of every sort know well. Over the last 20 years, the book has helped countless educators reignite their passion, redirect their practice, and deal with the many pressures that accompany their vital work. Enriched by a new Foreword from Diana Chapman Walsh, the book builds on a simple premise: good teaching can never be reduced to technique. Good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher, that core of self where intellect, emotion, and spirit converge—enabling 'live encounters' between teachers, students, and subjects that are the key to deep and lasting learning. Good teachers love learners, learning, and the teaching life in a way that builds trust with students and colleagues, animates their daily practice, and keeps them coming back tomorrow. Reclaim your own vision and purpose against the threat of burn-out Understand why good teaching cannot be reduced to technique alone Explore and practice the relational traits that good teachers have in common Learn how to forge learning connections with your students and "teach across the gap" Whether used for personal study, book club exploration, or professional development, The Courage to Teach is rich with time-honored wisdom, and contemporary clarity about the ancient arts of teaching and learning.
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Children, their world, their education

final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review

Author: Cambridge Primary Review (Organization),Robin J. Alexander,Michael Armstrong

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 586

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Children, their World, their Educationis the definitive text for students, teachers, researchers, educational leaders and all who are interested in primary education. As the culmination of the Cambridge Primary Review, the most comprehensive enquiry into English primary education for half a century, its publication provoked instant and dramatic headlines. Widespread support from teachers and eminent public figures demonstrated that the book had identified the issues that really mattered. Ministerial unease showed that here were findings that politicians could not ignore. But Children, their World, their Educationis much more than a report. It is an unrivalled educational compendium that systematically covers the issues that are central to the daily work of students, teachers and heads. For trainee teachers on undergraduate and postgraduate courses it effectively maps the territory of primary education and provides the context, information and insight which are essential to the development of classroom skill. Its vast range of carefully evaluated evidence makes it a core resource for those undertaking research and advanced study. Its direct engagement with the policy process during a period of unprecedented change makes it an indispensable tool for policy analysis. It places England "s education system in the global context, and combines evidence on recent developments with a vision of how primary education should be. Part 1sets the scene and tracks primary education policy since the1960s. Part 2examines children "s development and learning, their needs and aspirations, and their lives in a diverse society and fragile world. Part 3explores what goes on in schools, from the vital early years to educational aims and values, the curriculum, pedagogy and classroom practice, assessment, standards and school organisation. Part 4deals with the system as a whole: educational ages and stages, the work and training of primary teachers, school leadership, local authorities, funding, governance and policy. Part 5pulls everything together with 78 conclusions and 75 recommendations for policy and practice. Companion volume: The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys, edited by Robin Alexander with Christine Doddington, John Gray, Linda Hargreaves and Ruth Kershner. The Cambridge Primary Review is supported by Esm e Fairbairn Foundation: www.primaryreview.org.uk.
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Primary English for Trainee Teachers

Author: David Waugh,Wendy Jolliffe,Kate Allott

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526413698

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 6866

What do trainee teachers need to know about English to teach it effectively in primary schools? How do children learn English and how can students teach it? What does a good primary English lesson look like? Answering these important questions and more, this new edition covers all areas of the new National Curriculum for primary English. By offering insight into effective teaching, it helps students connect what they need to teach to how it can be taught. This book opens up opportunities in the new curriculum for creative and imaginative teaching and covers all areas of children's literacy from poetry and literature to SPAG. Case studies of teaching are used as a starting point for learning, and guidance on practical teaching strategies is included throughout. Now comes with: A new chapter on Multi-modal texts A new chapter on Mastery in English
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? / Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo, ¿qué Ves Ahí? (Bilingual Board Book - Spanish Edition)

Author: Bill Martin, Jr.

Publisher: Henry Holt Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 1250152321

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 6821

The perpetual favorite Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is now available in a bilingual board book format. With easily readable side-by-side English and Spanish text, it's perfect for children learning to speak either language.Con m�s de cinco millones de ejemplares vendidos de la edici�n en ingles, Oso pardo, oso pardo, �que ves ah�? ha abierto las puertas de la imaginaci�n a varias generaciones de ni�os.
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